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Why RE?
This unit asks the questions, ‘how can we identify religion in the world?’; why should we bother studying religion,philosophy & morals in school and what the difference is between facts and beliefs.

S1 Respect
In this unit we explore what the meaning of respect is. Then we focus on the religion of Judaism. What are Jewish beliefs and practices, and how do Jews demonstrate respect for God and other people.
In this unit we explore what the meaning of peace is. Then we focus on the religion of Islam. What are Muslim beliefs and practices, and why peace should be at the heart of Islam.
Chocolate Apprentice
We participate in this whole-school IDL, by organising a fund-raising Fast for ‘Save the Children fund.’ We highlight the harsh reality of many young children in the developing world, and money raised by the Fast is given to a guest speaker for the organisation who explains how the money will be spent.
S2 Commitment
In this unit we explore the meaning of commitment. We then focus on the religion of Christianity, and in particular the central story of ‘The Good Samaritan,’ and how this story explains the key beliefs which Christians are committed to following in their lives.
In this unit we explore the meaning of tolerance. What does ‘zero tolerance’ mean? How far should we tolerate the behaviour of others? We focus on the religion of Hinduism. What are key beliefs and practices of Hindus, and in what ways might this ancient religion be described as emphasising the importance of being tolerant?
S3 World Religion
As pupils enter S3, this first unit focuses on the religion of Christianity. However, there is greater depth than in S2, as pupils grapple with controversial themes such as the ‘virgin birth,’ and the ‘resurrection.
Morality & Belief
In this unit, pupils come to an understanding of what morality means, and how we can adopt different moral stances to help us make good decisions in our lives. We focus on different moral issues such as abortion and animal rights, and then crime and punishment,and in particular, capital punishment. Pupils learn skills of analysis and evaluation exploring different viewpoints, and offer their own views supported by good reasons.